Time is running out to cast your vote in the Golden Joystick Awards 2022

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There's just two weeks left to vote in the Golden Joystick Awards 2022. Dozens of games are up for awards across 17 categories, but you're running out of time to help your favourites claim the crown.

When it comes to nominations, Elden Ring is leading the charge. FromSoft's smash-hit, which released earlier this year, has been nominated in four categories; Best Multiplayer Game, Best Visual Design, PlayStation Game of the Year, and Studio of the Year for its developer.

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Horizon Forbidden West is among the games with the second most nominations, with a nod for Best Storytelling in addition to the PlayStation and Visual Design nominations it shares with Elden Ring. The show could also be a huge night for Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy 14 is up for the Still Playing and Best Community awards (both of which it also won last year) as well as the Best Expansion award for Endwalker, but Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Final Fantasy 16 are going head to head in the Most Wanted category.

It's looking like it could be a big night for indie titles. Blocky heist game Teardown is up against a suite of other indies for PC Game of the Year, while a new category celebrating the best of early access gaming is filled with games that don't necessarily have the backing of major studios.

Voting is open right now, and will close on November 4. Shortly after that, on November 7, voting for the final category, Ultimate Game of the Year, will open. The winner of that prestigious prize, along with all of the other winners, will be revealed at the Golden Joystick Awards ceremony on November 22. To check out all the shortlists look below, and to cast your vote, head right here.

Best Audio: 

  • We Are OFK
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Gran Turismo 7 
  • OlliOlli World

Best Storytelling:

  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • I Was A Teenage Exocolonist
  • Wayward Strand

Best Game Community: 

  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • GRID Legends
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Splatoon 3
  • Warframe

Best Game Expansion:

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • GTA Online: The Contract
  • Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  • Total War: Warhammer III - Immortal Empires 

Best Gaming Hardware: 

  • Playdate
  • Steam Deck
  • Analogue Pocket
  • Backbone One: PlayStation Edition
  • Roccat Kone XP
  • WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5

Best Indie Game:

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Tunic
  • Rollerdrome
  • Dorfromantik
  • Neon White
  • Teardown

Best Multiplayer Game: 

  • Elden Ring
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenue
  • MultiVersus
  • Splatoon 3
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Best Visual Design:

  • Elden Ring
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Lost in Play

Most Wanted Game: 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Dead Island 2
  • Forspoken
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Starfield
  • Exoprimal
  • Redfall
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Mass Effect
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong
  • Kerbal Space Program 2
  • Dead Space

Nintendo Game of the Year:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus 
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land 
  • Live A Live 
  • Splatoon 3 
  • Nintendo Switch Sports

PC Game of the Year:

  • Neon White 
  • Return to Monkey Island 
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker 
  • Teardown 
  • Total War: Warhammer 3 
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

PlayStation Game of the Year:

  • Gran Turismo 7 
  • Horizon Forbidden West 
  • Stray 
  • Elden Ring 
  • The Last Of Us Part I 
  • Sifu

Xbox Game of the Year: 

  • Halo Infinite 
  • Scorn 
  • Grounded 
  • As Dusk Falls 
  • Sniper Elite 5 
  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Still Playing: 

  • Genshin Impact 
  • The Sims 4 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Minecraft 
  • Fortnite 
  • Pokémon GO 
  • Apex Legends 
  • Lost Ark 
  • The Elder Scrolls Online

Studio of the Year:

  • Roll7 
  • Terrible Toybox 
  • Half Mermaid 
  • FromSoftware Inc. 
  • Interior / Night 
  • Tribute Games

Best Early Access Launch:

  • Disney Dreamlight Valley 
  • Slime Rancher 2 
  • Dune: Spice Wars 
  • Core Keeper 
  • Vampire Survivors 
  • Gloomwood

Best Game Trailer:

  • The Callisto Protocol The Truth of Black Iron Trailer 
  • Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer
  • skate. Still Working On It Trailer
  • Bloody Hell Hotel Reveal Trailer 
  • Time Flies Announcement Trailer
  • Alan Wake 2 Reveal Trailer
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